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Downsizing casting
  • Photos from the Downsizing set in Toronto on Thursday are at Just Jared.

  • Details of Swedish actor Ross Lassgard casting news as a Downsizing scientist, and filming dates in Norway, are at Arbetarbladet.se:

    Shooting began in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Right now filming is in Toronto and Lassgård os traveling there in a few weeks to join the team which includes Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz.

    "We shoot in northern Norway at the beginning of August" he says, and tells a little about his role:

    - I'm the scientist who come to this and right now I'm trying to get my science English. There are many words. It's a terrific script, it is very entertaining while it also is an important story.

  • Matt was in London over the weekend, possibly for additional Bourne filming - a report is here and at the Daily Mail.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
    “The guy he was with, who was an actor as well but whose name escapes me, was a real comedian and had everybody in stitches.”

    Any guesses on who that was? Someone from Bourne? Downsizing? Or a friend he ran into?

    -Eileen
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 26th, 2016 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
    I wonder how the Downsizing filming will work around his Bourne promotion obligations. Only 3 months away!!! Hard to believe :)
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 26th, 2016 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
    I imagine it will probably be a little hectic and overwhelming for him, that's quite a bit to balance and also having to be a husband and father in the mix is stressful in itself!

    I can't believe its only three months away also, feels like last week when Ben announced Matt was going to be in the next Bourne film.

    But it's Matt Damon, the man can do anything and is good at everything! He's got this

    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 26th, 2016 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Yes, there's much to admire in Matt, Hanna. But just keep him off that mountain bike!

    Louie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 26th, 2016 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Yeahhh i think he found out quickly that mountain biking isnt really his thing hahaha!

    He should just stick with surfing, but then again, he needs to look out for sharks!

    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 27th, 2016 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
    Some promo spots were filmed during his mini-LA break before Downsizing, including the Kimmel Omaze promotion. But it will still likely be a worldwide media blitz.

    Various reports of Downsizing filming around York University in Toronto today.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2016 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    An interestingly timed - and more or less correct - recap of the messy drama that was the Bourne Identity shoot is at denofgeek.com. (It won't let me post the link) Maybe put out before Gilroy starts his inevitable "I'm the true architect of the Bourne series" press tour?

    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 27th, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    HAHA, funny one
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 28th, 2016 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    That was fascinating, Paula. Thank you for posting!

    -Eileen
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 27th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    Photos from the fake 'Leisureland' set at York University today, where Matt was on set.

    https://twitter.com/anson_vt/status/725467334534651904
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 28th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Downsizing

    Seriously cool. The font of "Leisureland" is so perfectly golden and corporatized and market-researched. I love the fact that it has a crest - hilarious! And the little cars are so cute and totally reminiscent of those retirement communities in Florida or Texas where everybody drives golf carts. I can feel the satire already in the objects that have been chosen and that's pretty awesome.
    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: April 28th, 2016 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2016 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Summer box office

    Matt on the upcoming box office pressures:

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/01b758cc920c49be9e9adc5fbcafdf41/underdogs-summer-movies-include-originality-opportunity

    "It's a different landscape than 2002 when the first 'Bourne' movie came out," says Matt Damon, who returns to the franchise in Paul Greengrass' "Jason Bourne" (July 29). "It's like a high-stakes poker game that I don't want to be in. The swings are just so brutal. Ben (Affleck) just opened 'Batman v Superman' a few weeks ago. Everyone around him and in his life was nervous about it. You feel less a sense of exultation when they do well and more a sense of relief because the bets are so big now."
    wownow From: wownow Date: April 28th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Summer box office

    ha, bless him, it's been clear from the announcement of ben's casting that matt was nervous for him
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2016 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Summer box office

    And another interview about box office pressure and coming back for Bourne:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/matt-damon-jason-bourne-lifeblood-185756508.html

    Edited at 2016-04-28 09:07 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: April 29th, 2016 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Summer box office

    I begin to worry already together with Matt)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2016 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Empire Awards

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 28th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Empire Awards

    Another pic from Empire:

    http://iconosquare.com/p/1238445097172700056_2291209961

    B.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 28th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Empire Awards

    Such a handsome guy! Thanks B!

    -Hanna
    From: iri_na_00 Date: April 28th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    Think so. All the photos from the Toronto green screen set seem to have the same look.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: April 29th, 2016 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    And he has again shaved the head? Wow! Or it not he?
    There are a lot of bald .
    This is Matt too?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BEtnjxriWN0/

    Edited at 2016-04-29 07:24 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 29th, 2016 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    Woah, well that explains the hats we keep seeing him pics with fans.
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 29th, 2016 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Downsizing

    WTH?! Geeze!
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 29th, 2016 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    Just read a comment from an extra who had to shave his head bald for the role.

    Here's an interview with Bruce Dern where he talks about what makes Alexander Payne different.
    http://insidepulse.com/2016/04/28/exclusive-interview-bruce-dern-talks-alexander-payne-quentin-tarantino-tom-hanks-wwe-and-more/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 29th, 2016 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Funny!! (picture)

    If anyone is having a rough day here's a picture of Matt and his older brother Kyle back in 97' looking like a couple of goofballs!!!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BExFTBFHxge/

    Saw it this morning and almost spewed my coffee all over the place haha!

    -Hanna
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